Black Lives Enrich our World

This Website is honoring just a few of the many black people who, despite being part of an ethnic group disenfranchised for centuries, were responsibile for a immensly positive impact on society. It would be hard to imagine life today without their constributions.


The recent #BLM movement made me remember a documentary portraying Garrett Morgan, an African-American, who invited the modern gas mask.

His story had all the hallmarks of the classical American hero-inventor: A self-made man, personally saved several lifes during a highly dangerous tunnel fire by the use of his "smoke hood", and even made the patent freely available to assist soldiers in World War I. Yet, he remained virtually unknown. This lead me to the question: How many more pioneers of color are out there that are virtually unknown to the public?

After some research it became clear that many of the foundations of our modern world, from GPS to satellite maps, and even the personal computer, were the (co-)product of ingenous & courageous people of color.

Hopefully, this can help other people to discover these fascinating pioneers and serve as an inspiration for people of color everywhere.

Website Credits

Photo Credits

GPS Satellite Navigaton
Photo by Enrique Alarcon on Unsplash
Satellite Imagery
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
Home Security
Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash
Rock and Roll
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Gas Mask
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
Pediatric Cardiology
Photo by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash
Medicinal Drugs Synthesis
Photo by pina messina on Unsplash
PC Hardware Essentials
Photo by Alexandre Debiève on Unsplash
Modern Microphone
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
Cold Chain Transportation
Photo by gemma on Unsplash
Civil Rights Movement
Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash
American Revolutionary War's 1st Martyr
Photo by Jon Sailer on Unsplash
1st Effective Leprosy Treatment
Photo by CDC on Unsplash
Photo by Ben Wiens on Unsplash
Affordable Shoes
Photo by Radek Skrzypczak on Unsplash
Blues & Jazz
Photo by Jens Thekkeveettil on Unsplash
Video Game Cartridge
Photo by Evan-Amos on WikiCommons